Image Ticino: Most family friendly Canton of Switzerland
In polls about image of the Swiss cantons, swiss people name Canton of Ticino as family-friendly, child-friendly, unique and beautiful.
Ticino is qualified as a «special case» and is rated very positively. Obviously the Ticino-image* is a much appreciated mixture of holiday, of agreable climate and of mediterranean lifestyle. Even more, Ticino ranks number one in the questionnaire, asking for «beauty and uniqueness»
Again, first place shows Ticino for family-friendliness (child-friendly, family-orientated), while the city cantons of Basle-Stadt, Zurich Zug and Geneva rank lowest.
Intact landscape and small structures seem to win over family-oriented childcare offers, the latter typical for cities.
The fact that Ticino allows the second-highest tax deductions for families** might help too.
Of course, a good choice of school offerings for kids and teenagers is important. Here it is the region Lugano that shines: the federal University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), or private schools Franklin and TASIS School offer highly regarded diplomas.
Swiss or foreign families aiming at taking advantage of this favorable situation, and wanting to relocate to Ticino, will find a valuable support at WETAG: The owners Ueli Schnorf and Philipp Peter, as well as Locarno director Iradj Alexander, all have families and know exactly about the important features regarding family-friendly property:
These might be roominess and smartly designed space, good kitchens, position close to nature and as well to Lugano city or Montagnola with its international schools.
Properties Wetag Consulting consider very well adapted for families are:
TASIS - The American School in Switzerland
Founded by M. Crist Fleming in 1956, TASIS is an international day and boarding school committed to creating global citizens through education, travel, and citizenship. The oldest American boarding school in Europe, TASIS welcomes 720 students from more than 60 nations in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Postgraduate. The School’s signature programs include the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, biannual Academic Travel trips throughout Europe, and a pioneering Global Service Program.
• Umfrage Kantonsimage Campaignfit 2012
** Eidgenössische Steuerverwaltung 2014
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